Sanitation & Hygiene

Honduran Community Leaders Limit Spread of Zika

By Harry Sanderson This article was originally published on the US Global Leadership Coalition website Over his 23-year career, Angel David Rodriguez has gradually incorporated …

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Local Youth Drive ODF Strategy and Champion Sense of Pride in Northern Ghana Village

By Daniel Anthony, VP Communications & Public Affairs, Global Communities The “Open Defecation Free Community” sign on the side of the road marks the entrance …

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Community Volunteers Lead the Way to Zika Prevention in Honduras

Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects was rampant in Honduras three years ago, with about 36,000 cases, and a fear that the …

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Global Communities’ Digni-loo Project Wins USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Award

Liz Calvey Zeller, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, represented Global Communities at an invitation-only workshop that USAID convened to solicit feedback from development implementers on …

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From Mosques to Barbershops: Unconventional Allies in India’s Immunization Efforts

When India experienced a polio resurgence in 2001, those working to end the disease had to take a leap of faith. In western Uttar Pradesh, …

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Turning the Tide on Unsanitary School Conditions in Tanzania

Children should not have to choose between their health and their education. Yet, one-third of schools worldwide lack access to clean water and basic hygiene …

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Taking Concrete Actions to Leave No One Behind: Government of Ghana Pro-Poor Policies and Sanitation Guidelines for Targeting the Poor and Vulnerable

By Alberto Wilde, Ghana Country Director and Eddy Perez, Technical Director for WASH and Health, Global Communities Despite Ghana’s progress in recent years — it is the …

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Collaborating, Learning & Adapting Case Analysis: Deep Dive

Collaborating, Learning & Adapting Case Analysis: Deep Dive Global Communities’ Ebola Response in Liberia Read the full report. Read the summary. From 2014–2015, Ebola devastated …

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Private Manufacturing Companies Donate Materials for Construction of Model Public Toilet in Rwanda

Cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the public toilet (from left to right) representative of Ruliba Clays Ltd., Petrocom Ltd., Global Communities USAID Twiyubake Director of …

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VIP: Milan Bala, Accra, Ghana, Factors Impacting the Effectiveness of Program Interventions

VIP: Milan Bala, Accra, Ghana, Factors Impacting the Effectiveness of Program Interventions 24 May-28 July 2017 Access to water and sanitation are still serious challenges …

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Global Communities’ Programs in India

Beginning in 2003, Global Communities partnered with India’s local governments, national ministries, corporations and hundreds of communities across the country to design and implement programs …

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“Hetsomi” Means Dignity: Sanitation Innovation Giving Dignity to Ghana’s Poorest

“Hetsomi” Means Dignity Sanitation Innovation Giving Dignity to Ghana’s Poorest Stella Adzonyo with her granddaughter. She says the Digni-Loo has changed her life. Stella Adzonyo faces …

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Innovative Ghanaian Latrine Makes Sanitation Aspirational

Innovative Ghanaian Latrine Makes Sanitation Aspirational By USAID Water Team |  This article originally appeared on Medium. Children at Ibrahim Memorial School gather with their teacher, …

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Brazil Sowing Futures: Bathroom Remodeling Creates Awareness and Unity Within Community

Bathroom Remodeling Creates Awareness and Unity Within Community Rehabilitation Action took place at the Deolinda Maneira Severo School, in the Jardim Oliveira Camargo neighborhood, in …

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Saving Lives with a Little Soap and Water

Saving Lives with a Little Soap and Water New Behavior Change Communication Package Promotes Healthy Hygiene Practices Imagine saving 5,000 lives. This is one of …

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Innovation at Work: Plastic Latrine Slabs Address Ghana’s Sanitation Challenges

Innovation at Work: Plastic Latrine Slabs Address Ghana’s Sanitation Challenges USAID WASH for Health Project Providing Improved Sanitation to Households with Disabilities Anani Abeena, a …

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“No More Crying on the Trail:” Securing Access to Water for Rural Communities in Ghana

“No More Crying on the Trail” – Securing Access to Water for Rural Communities in Ghana Community members of Daboya No. 2 use the new pump. …

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A Race against Time: Responding to Cholera Outbreaks in Ghana

A Race against Time: Responding to Cholera Outbreaks in Ghana When Cholera strikes, it is devastating. It moves quickly, infecting people who unknowingly pass it …

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